Spirit of Giving: Basile’s Thanksgiving Dinner Set for Nov. 24

November 9, 2011
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The annual Thanksgiving Day dinner open to one and all hosted by Representative Carlo Basile and his boys will once again take place on Thursday, November 24 from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church at 303 Paris Street. Dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This is a...

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Jets Honor Jermaine Wiggins, Coach John Sousa

November 9, 2011
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John Sousa was one of East Boston High School football program’s most successful coaches with a career record of 119-45. Jermaine Wiggins is perhaps the most famous alum of the high school’s football team who went onto the NFL and won a Superbowl ring in 2001 with the Patriots. On Friday, the East Boston...

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Obituaries 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Peter Lazzarino  Worked for Boston Edison Peter A. Lazzarino of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and the North End, died on November 6. A late employee of Boston Edison Co., he was the beloved husband of more than 40 years to Dolores (Payne)Lazzarino; devoted father of Nicholas Mustacchio and his wife, Lisa of East...

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Two-pronged Approach: Connolly and Pressley Defend Their Campaign Strategy

November 2, 2011
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Two-pronged Approach: Connolly and  Pressley Defend Their Campaign Strategy

When at-Large City Councilors John Connolly and Ayanna Pressley announced they were teaming up and campaigning together some accused the two of calculating a political ploy to keep out one or more non-incumbents from securing one of four at-large seats on the council. Some political wizards think former at-Large City Councilor and mayoral candidate...

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ABCD Honors East Boston Resident for Her Volunteerism

November 2, 2011
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ABCD Honors East Boston Resident for Her Volunteerism

East Boston resident Donna Papapietro was honored on October 27 for her outstanding record as a community volunteer at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 37th Annual Community Awards Dinner at the Seaport World Trade Center on the historic Boston waterfront. The gala brought approximately 900 guests together from Boston’s business, political, and...

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Education Center Receives a Grant from the RMHC

November 2, 2011
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An East Boston program has become the beneficiary of a grant program sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England. Eastie’s Community Education Center on London Street was recently presented with a check for $6,000 from the RMHC to help fund their English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for...

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White House Honors Zumix with Prestigious Award

November 2, 2011
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The White House has announced that East Boston’s premier popular music and performing arts program has won the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Zumix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will be hosting “The House Party” at their facility on the corner of Sumner and Orleans...

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East Boston Savings Bank Continues to Post Impressive Numbers

November 2, 2011
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Since the advent of the Richard Gavegnano era at the East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB), the bank has grown dramatically (it is now over $2.0 billion in assets) and its profitability has soared as well. Despite one of the worst economies in the modern history of the nation, and the world, the EBSB has...

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Mark It Down: Don’t Forget to Vote in Tuesday’s Election

November 2, 2011
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East Boston voters should get out and vote on Tuesday. While the election is quiet, the at-large contest  has some important consequences. Does Michael Flaherty get a seat back on the Council and at whose expense? Will the John Connolly-Ayanna Pressley coalition save her seat? Will Council President Stephen Murphy still be re-elected and...

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East Boston High School Will Retire Numbers of Wiggins and Coach Sousa

November 2, 2011
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East Boston High School (EBHS) will retire the numbers of  former NFL player Jermaine Wiggins (18) and retired football coach John Sousa (66) on Friday, November 4 at Sartori Stadium when the EBHS Jets host The English High School. According to Headmaster Mike Rubin, the ceremony will take place at halftime. The stadium is...

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Obituaries 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Ida Meoli Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Ida (Vellante) Meoli of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on October 29 surrounded by her family. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Meoli pursued a successful career in the hospitality industry hosting and managing several restaurants including the Boston 1800 in East Boston...

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Aides Lend Aid: Madaro, DeAraujo Praised for Their Efforts to Help Displaced Residents

October 26, 2011
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Aides Lend Aid: Madaro, DeAraujo Praised for Their Efforts to Help Displaced Residents

Two unsung heroes of the disaster that unfolded last week on Chelsea Street with the collapse of one building, the subsequent demolition of another and the displacement of dozens of East Boston residents are being applauded for their work helping the families in need. State Representative Carlo Basile’s Legislative Aide Adrian Madaro and Mayor...

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City, State, Country … Lamattina Staffer Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen

October 26, 2011
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City, State, Country … Lamattina Staffer Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen

A staffer for City Councilor Sal LaMattina was recently sworn in as a U.S. citizen during a ceremony at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Camilo Hernandez, an East Boston resident that works on constituent services throughout LaMattina’s district officials became a citizen on October 6 after taking the oath during the naturalization ceremony. A native...

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New Show Highlights the ‘Can Do’ Spirit of Mckinnon-Tucker

October 26, 2011
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On Friday, films crews of a new television show filmed its pilot episode at Piers Park Sailing Center and will feature Paralympics Gold Medalist Maureen McKinnon-Tucker’s story of triumph over tragedy. The new show, “Who says I Can’t,” is hosted by Piers Park Sailing Board Member and amputee Jothy Rosenberg and will be sent...

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A Great Response: Residents Show Tremendous Compassion

October 26, 2011
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Last weekend, Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina, East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile, and Eastie’s State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Mayor Thomas Menino banded together with many prominent members of the neighborhood to make certain that all of those affected by the building collapse on Chelsea Street are helped out so they can get...

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ECCO’S Anniversary: Restaurant Continues to Deliver Excellence

October 26, 2011
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Ecco Restaurant and Lounge, in the same space where Sablone’s did its great thing for so many years, is one of the North Shore’s best kept secrets. It has also established itself in a very short period of time as among this neighborhood’s friendliest, classiest and best new places to eat and drink. Located...

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Lightning Strikes Danilchuk Auto, While Burri Displays Expert Scoring Touch

October 26, 2011
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Two more weeks of the EBMHL are in the books and as this season goes on, it seems to be getting better and better. The hockey was at a furious pace in week five as we witnessed the match up that we have been waiting for between the two remaining undefeated squads in the...

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Obituaries 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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Francis Kearns  Manager for Jeveli’s Restaurant Francis J. “Sandy” Kearns, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died at the Coolidge House in Brookline on October 22 after a sudden illness. He was 56 years old. Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Catherine (Collins) and Edward J. Kearns. He was a...

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A Fall Day on Chelsea Street

October 20, 2011
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A Fall Day on Chelsea Street

The building that collapsed Saturday on Chelsea Street and the subsequent demolition of the building next door has set off a chain reaction that may force more buildings to come down. Boston’s Inspectional Services Department Commissioner Bill Good said after 47 Chelsea St. collapsed late Friday night the city ordered the demolition of the...

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Arroyo Calls for Fair Wages at the Airport

October 20, 2011
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At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo held a hearing last week to investigate the wage policy at Logan Airport in East Boston. The hearing stems from reports that workers at the airport are earning less than minimum wage. “This is a matter of fairness for our working families,” said Arroyo, who chairs the committee that...

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Units Will Be Built to Assist Former Residents of Family Shelter

October 20, 2011
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) will use $945,000 in Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) subsidies to create seven units of affordable housing for former homeless families that are transitioning to independent living from Crossroads Family Shelter on Havre Street. Crossroads Family will provide support services to the residents. All units...

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Collapsed Buildings: Community Rallies Around Displaced Residents

October 20, 2011
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It isn’t often that two buildings collapse literally in this community. Yet this is exactly what occurred earlier this week on Chelsea Street where two century-old structures simply disintegrated, turning from residences into heaps of rubble in an instant. Dozens of long-term residents who were living in those buildings which no longer exist lost...

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Obituaries 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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Nicholas Simonelli Longtime owner of Everett retail market Nicholas L.  Simonelli of Everett died at home on October 15.  He was 82 years old. Born in East Boston and a longtime resident of Everett, he was a businessman who owned a retail market on Ferry Street at Cottage St in Everett for many years....

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Hip Hop Star Big D ready to play in Brazilian Beauty Contest in East Boston

October 19, 2011
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An emerging Hip Hop Act ready for a breakthrough towards the mainstream, the East Boston-based  Big D is currently working on his first album, promising mixed influences from Reggaeton, Urban Hip Hip to R&B and lyrics that praise the glamorous side of the fame. On October 22nd, Big D will be the feature presentation...

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